He had the Upaveeda sanctioned be a Pope!
He wore Sandal paste on his forehead, wooden sandals on his feet, had a Kudil(Asrama in Sanskrit)
He learnt Tamil and wrote Thembavani, a Tamil work on the Life of Christ.
He propagated that the Bible was the Lost Veda.
The gentleman, who is venerated b the ilks of frauds like Karunanidhi is none other than Robert De Nobili and his work on Jesus was a compulsory
portion from standard Ten (4 Form as it was called when I studied, some 45 Years back, it was still there when my son studied some 15 Years back)